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Review of Puggo's

Puggo's
Ranked #4 of 38 Restaurants in Montezuma
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Israeli, International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Puggo's Restuarant is located just off the beach in the small town of Montezuma. The owner is a world traveler who has found her home in Costa Rica. Her menu and its flavours are a direct reflection of her life experiences. From the fresh local fish to the slow cooked osobuco and moussaka, you can taste the love she has for her food. She uses a range of ingredients, from local organic chocolate to spices she brings directly from her home country of Israel. Puggo's also has a fresh sushi bar which specializes in a range of asian inspired dishes using locally caught fish and prepared right in front of your eyes. The atomsphere is friendly and relaxed and the multilingual staff is happy to recommend not only their favourite dishes but beaches as well! .
milan, italy
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“When a good chef...”
Reviewed August 2, 2010

When a good chef loves is work and like to accomplish the clients needs, the result is...Puggo's. Maya created a loving atmosphere and grants a balanced mix of Israeli and Arab cuisine.The best in Montezuma for me, alongside with Yang Yang restaurant

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alaska
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7 reviews
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“Very Good!”
Reviewed July 30, 2010

We continued to drive past this gem throughout our visit and on the last night in town we finally tried it. I’m sorry we didn’t get there sooner! The Food was excellent, as was the service, they were very accommodating when it came to beverages… they served only wine and one cocktail as I recall, but were happy to find solutions to suit my Imperal drinking boyfriend. ;-)
Cash only, as are many of the spots in Montezuma, so come prepared! But don’t miss the home baked foccacia!

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Boston
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227 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Great Food and Great Vibe!”
Reviewed July 19, 2010

We took the recommendation of a local expat and gave this place a try. The restaurant's name is named after the owner's pug. The food ranges from asian, american to Israeli.

The first night we attempted to go there (Tuesday night) it was closed. We ended up eating there Wednesday night.

We got the beef carparccio as an appetizer per the recommendation of the owner, a lovely young Israeli woman. I was hesitant at first, since its is raw beef and i wasn't sure how it would be prepared in a hot/humid city. I'm used to eating it in the states under climate control temperatures. Nevertheless, i trusted her judgement and i was not regretful. It was tender, flavorful and it melted it our mouths.

The homemade foccaccia bread was absolutely delicious. It was on the house and served with a tomato/oil based sauce.

I ordered the shrimp asian noodles and that was delicious. My husband ordered the terriyaki steak. The potatoes that was served with it was outstanding, We ordered the steak medium well and it came out exactly medium well!

2 glasses of wine, 2 entrees, 1 appetizer including tax costs us 40.00 which i think was a great deal!

I would definitely come here again if i was in the area.

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Westminster, Colorado
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17 reviews
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“SO DELICIOUS”
Reviewed July 13, 2010

Everything we ate at Puggo's was out of this world. They are on the main road leading out of town, but don't miss them because they are not right in the center of town (this means you walk for another minute and around a corner. Montezuma is small). The foccacia bead was to die for. In our party of 4 one of us had the steak, one had the hummus and falafel plate, one the oven baked fish with risotto and one the fish on the grill with veggies. All of the meals were so delicious and fresh and clearly prepared by a chef who knows his business! Other highlights of the meal were a coffee pannacotta for dessert and mint and lemon smoothies (with and without Sambucca). Everything was awesome, at a good price and large portions. Plus, the restaurant's atmosphere was beachy, Costa Rican and adorable.

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Montreal, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“SO GOOD”
Reviewed March 30, 2010

This place is the place to go eat if you stay in Montezuma,.Cheap, and so tasty. We Had the Shrimps, I can't rememeber what flavor but humm mmmm. And the have nan bread with olive tapenade or something like that. IT WAS SO GOOD.

enjoy and dont miss that place.

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